West Ham attacker could leave this summer, Newcastle want him

West Ham United are prepared to sell Javier Hernandez this summer and Newcastle United are rumoured to be interested, according to Claret & Hugh.

The Hammers striker has scored seven goals in 25 appearances this season but only 14 of those outings have been starts and the Mexico international is seemingly growing frustrated of being in and out the side.

The 30-year-old West Ham forward was said to be close to joining Valencia during the January transfer window but the move fell through when the Spanish side changed their stance and wanted a loan with an option to buy at the end of the season.

Hammers manager Manuel Pellegrini has opted for a formation with a lone striker for the majority of the season, with Marko Arnautovic the preferred choice to lead the line, which has seen Hernandez largely used from the substitutes bench.

The Mexican, who joined West Ham in a £16milion deal from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2017, has a year left on his contract at the Olympic Stadium and the East London side are prepared to sell the forward at the end of the season rather than letting him walk away on a free transfer in 2020.

Hernandez could be available for around £10m and this has alerted interest from Newcastle, who look on course to retain their Premier League status for another year.

Toon boss Rafa Benitez could be looking to add some firepower to his Magpies squad with his team currently joint-third lowest scorers in the league this season.

West Ham have slipped to 11th place after three straight defeats to Everton, Chelsea and Manchester United respectively.

The Hammers have a chance to end their losing streak when they host Leicester City at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday.